German Leek and Potato Soup Recipe

"Leeks and potatoes are simmered with a ham bone, then pureed before cream is added to this subtle soup."


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  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup chopped leeks
  • 8 potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 ham bone
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
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    1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook onions in butter until translucent.Stir in leeks, potatoes, water, thyme and the ham bone.Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, 20 to 30 minutes.
    2. Remove ham bone and puree soup with a blender or food processor.Return to pot, stir in cream, salt and pepper, heat through and serve.

    Nutrition Facts

    Per Serving: 382 calories;22.8 g fat;42.1 g carbohydrates;4.4 g protein;71 mg cholesterol;104 mg sodium.Full nutrition
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